The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that 4x Australian and New Zealand companies have been shortlisted as finalists for 3x of the WorldStar Packaging Special Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation.

What makes this recognition even more meaningful is that no ANZ packaging innovation has ever been recognised or shortlisted in the President’s Award and two of the three finalists in the Sustainability Award are also PIDA 2019 Award winners.

  • ANZ finalist for the President’s Award is Plantic RV Skin Packaging Materials (PlanticTechnologies, Aust)
  • ANZ finalists for the Sustainability Award are Woolworths Bakery Plant Fibre Tray (Woolworths, Australia) and LewisRoad 100% rPET Milk Bottle (#Pact, NZ)
  • ANZ finalist for Packaging that Saves Food Award is Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm and Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray (SealedAir, Aust)

The winners of each Special Award will be announced during the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards at Interpack in Duesseldorf, Germany on the 8th of May.

Winners from ANZ also received the third highest amount of WorldStar Packaging Awards in total in the world behind Japan and China. This brings the ANZ total awards to 17 for the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards.